A small fishermen place at the foot of Biokovo Mountain

Drašnice is located in middle of Dalmatia with about 350 inhabitants. The place is located at the most beautiful part of the Adriatic Sea, which is known as Makarska Riviera. The distance to the city of Makarska is only 12 km. Drašnice is an ideal place for active or relaxing vacations. The mixture of mountains, nature, coast and islands (Hvar and Brac) invites for different activities. The closeness of the Biokovo Mountain (nature park) makes this village even more magnificent.The place is by itself is very attractive for nature lovers and walkers, as they can walk to the old village or to the neighbour village Igrane lead by a path through the olive trees. On this path one can as well find several lonely beaches. Drašnice has a supermarket, post office, tourist and an exchange office, bakery, cafes, restaurants (depending on season) and beside that a natural spring with water from the mountain.

History of the village

The name Drašnice comes from the word thorn, as thorns used to grow in most parts of Dalmatia. For the first time Drašnice were mentioned in Turkish documents at the end of the 15th century. However there exist proofs of life in this area older than 8000 years (Younger Stone Age Neolithic). The uniqueness of Drašnice is created by old stone houses at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, nowadays called old village. In the 60th the inhabitants decided to abandon this village and move down to the sea in order to have an easier life and to host the first tourists visiting this area. In the past the people in this region lived of agriculture, fishing and trade. This is witnessed by different types of tools used for cultivating olive trees, fishing, etc. Today they are turning to another occupation called tourism and everything linked to it.

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